Unveiling the Speaker and Writer's Hidden Craft
In 1888, Mark Twain reflected on the writer's special feel for words to his correspondent, George Bainton, noting that "the difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter." We recognize differences between a politician who is "willful" and one who is "willing"...
To Be Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge
Principles of Writing As Representational Composition
No two writing situations are exactly the same and skilled writers, like skilled painters, must develop the know-how to represent the objects of their writing as part of a flexible art. This special art of writing lies hidden between grammar--the well-formedness of sentences--and genre--the...
Published February 29th 2000 by Routledge
Selected Papers From the 1998 Thirtieth Anniversary Rhetoric Society of America Conference
Rhetoric, the Polis, and the Global Village represents current thought on the role of rhetoric in various disciplines, and includes such diverse topics as race, technology, and religion, demonstrating the expanding relevance of rhetoric in today's world. The essays included in this volume address...
Published June 30th 1999 by Routledge
The design arts -- from the design of buildings and machines to software and interfaces -- are associated with types of knowledge and performance thought to be structured, modular, and systematic. Such arts have become increasingly prestigious in our technocratic society. Since Aristotle, the art...
Published January 31st 1996 by Routledge
The Influence of Print on Sociocultural Organization and Change
Series: Routledge Communication Series
This book bridges an important gap between two major approaches to mass communication -- historical and social scientific. To do so, it employs a theory of communication that unifies social, cultural and technological concerns into a systematic and formal framework that is then used to examine the...
Published January 31st 1993 by Routledge